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mitch silverBy mitch silver
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mitch silverBy mitch silver
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$646
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 5 2015

About

Kendama have been growing in popularity at an amazing rate globally.  Players have been trying all sorts of new angles on it.  Different sized Kendamas, different materials, multiple cups, multiple spikes, even toying with the shape itself.  This is a market that is hungry for a new way to build on Kendama craze.  Kendamatron is just what the doctor ordered.

Our goal is to make Kendamatron a toy that everyone is familiar with. It will help to promote kendama to people who may never have heard of it, as well as develop a following among experienced kendama players that want to put their skills to the test in a new way.

Rewards:

All contributors get an invitation to a private Facebook page where we will be updating the project every step of the way.  We will also be polling contributors periodically to help make decisions about the project.

All Contributors also get a Kendamatron Sticker.

And a Kendamatron Kicker Silicone wristband

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Kendamatron Kickstarter Tee Shirt, only available to our backers at the $25 level.

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At the $30 level, you get this Exclusive Limited Edition Bahama Kendama beech wood traditional kendama. It is painted in the color scheme of the Kendamatron. (*This is not a kendamatron, but a traditional kendama with a custom paint job made exclusively for this project.)

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This all aluminum Extremely Limited Edition kendama is like nothing else you've seen. Aside from amazing balance and engineering, making it an outstanding performance kendama, it has some very impressive engraving, making it extremely collectible. This unique reward only goes to the heavyweights that have contributed over $400.

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Of course there are actual Kendamatrons as rewards, but as they are not built yet, we don't have pictures of them. We have however done some preliminary design work. We expect to stick with general design, but we will be making adjustments every step of the development process to ensure that we are creating a quality, reliable, and well performing skill toy.

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REACH GOALS:

$49,000  This will help fund a quality responsive website that incorporate tutorials and event promotions.

$75,000 Will fund an extensive marketing program that will include establishment of a team of demonstrators, travel, trade booth, and a more sophisticated social media presence.

$99,000 If we reach this level we can really take this is an exciting direction by developing a phone app that allows the players to challenge each other, post high scores updated based on region, country and overall.

$150,000  Create an expert version that allows for additional games and more advanced kendama tricks to be recognized.  Such as Lighthouse, Nightingale, etc.

$250,000  This will fund a world wide marketing campaign.  It would include team travel to international kendama and skill toy events as well as a presence at international toy shows.

$500,000  With this level of funding we would add a full blown PR campaign, advertising, and increased R&D for future Kendamatrons. 

Future plans, which can happen sooner rather later with additional funding, include multiple color version, a jumbo size, and advanced game options.

Risks and challenges

Challenges along the way are expected. But we have an outstanding group of people standing by to make Kendamatron a success. All of us with years of experience in all parts of the toy industry. Development, manufacturing, wholesale, distribution and retail. We also have a lot of social media expertise to see that the Kendamatron community thrives for years to come.

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    Invitation to private Kendamatron Facebook page, regular email updates.

    Kendamatron Kickstarter Sticker 4" x 3"

    Kendamatron Silicone wristband.

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    Invitation to private Kendamatron Facebook page and regular email updates.

    Kendamatron Kickstarter Sticker 4" x 3"

    Kendamatron Silicone wristband.

    Limited Edition Kendamatron/Kickstarter Tee Shirt.

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    Invitation to private Kendamatron Facebook page and regular email updates.

    Kendamatron Kickstarter Sticker 4" x 3"

    Kendamatron Silicone wristband.

    One Limited Special Edition Bahama Kendama Beech Wood Kendama in Kendamatron Colors.

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    Invitation to private Kendamatron Facebook page and regular email updates.

    Kendamatron Kickstarter Sticker 4" x 3"

    Kendamatron Silicone wristband.

    Limited Edition Kendamatron/Kickstarter Tee Shirt.

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    Invitation to private Kendamatron Facebook page and regular email updates.

    Kendamatron Kickstarter Sticker 4" x 3"

    Kendamatron Silicone wristband.

    Limited Edition Kendamatron/Kickstarter Tee Shirt.

    One Limited Special Edition Bahama Kendama Beech Wood Kendama in Kendamatron Colors.

    First Edition KENDAMATRON!

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    Invitation to private Kendamatron Facebook page and regular email updates.

    (2) Kendamatron Kickstarter Sticker 4" x 3"

    (2) Kendamatron Silicone wristband.

    (2) Limited Edition Kendamatron/Kickstarter Tee Shirt.

    (2) Limited Special Edition Bahama Kendama Beech Wood Kendama in Kendamatron Colors.

    TWO (2) First Edition Kendamatrons.

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    Official Founding Kendamatron Retailer Special, only available to actual Brick and Mortar stores. You get 10 Kendamatrons from the first run. You will also have the first chance to order additional kendamatrons at that time. (Number may be limited). You are Guaranteed to have them prior to release to other resellers. Only available to stores in the US.

    You also get a shout out on our Facebook page that you are one of a few select stores in the world that will have the Kendamatron before anyone else, We will also put a link to your store or Facebook page on our website.

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    Invitation to private Kendamatron Facebook page and regular email updates.

    Kendamatron Kickstarter Sticker 4" x 3"

    Kendamatron Silicone wristband.

    Limited Edition Kendamatron/Kickstarter Tee Shirt.

    A first edition Kendamatron.

    One Limited Special Edition Bahama Kendama Beech Wood Kendama in Kendamatron Colors.

    A very special and very limited edition, all aluminum Commemorative Kendama with the kendamatron name and release date, laser engraved on the Ken.

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Funding period

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